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Jan 1, 2013 12:00am PST
. >> well, as a term, it was coined by don heaviler -- heffler, a journalist. he decided to write a story about the region, and because the material they worked with was silicon, he decided to call it silicon valley, and the term has stuck ever since. >> well, there at another place called the home brew computer club. steve wozniak debuted the apple one there. with just one switch, the world would never be the same. >> i started typing, and things appeared on my tv set, and i knew, oh, my god, this machine is here. >> the machine is better known today as the apple computer. >> so this is a product that really launched the company. this product became so successful at and her other good, lucky things happen, but with the luck, we had the foresite, and it was the finest eninearing work i ever did in my life, and some great ideas to spring sparkle and fun to computers. i'm so glad for my part in making computers fun instead of boring, i don't know, engineering devices. >> that's the birth of one of the most -- connick brands ever launched in the 20th century. >> it was just a little th
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Dec 31, 2012 5:30pm PST
th don need everybody. keep in mind, you-- what you need in the senate usually is 51 votes. we've gotten into this environment here where we assume that everything needs 60 votes. it doesn't have to be that way. you heard from senator harkin there, he and a bunch of other senate lib rarblingts shelton white house, al franken, jay rockefeller, other, huddled in harry reid's office earlier today. i was standing outside that room when they came out. they were tight-lipped. they were grim. they went into a side meeting all their own to try and decide what to do. they weren't talking when they came ou what you are looking for there is will they block this thing. will they slow it down. they haven't indicated that they will do that. they can vote against it as long as reid and mcconel can muster 51 vote force this thing. it appears if there are no procedural delay tactics which we can't afford that right now, they will be able to do that. that is the senate side. on the house side the question remains, this is a deal on the tax side that has no spending cuts. they're all very aware of t
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